Board of Directors



Michael J. Freedman
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Marketing, Communications & Operations
Niagara University
Office of Public Relations
PO Box 2039
Niagara University, NY 14109-2008
phone: 716.286.8584

President Elect

Lori Allan
Director of Communications and Development
Charter School for Applied Technologies
2303 Kenmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14207


Sarah Miller
Marketing Project Manager
M&T Bank
phone: 716.523.3474


Marcene Robinson
News Content Manager
University at Buffalo
330 Crofts Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
phone: 716.645.4595

Immediate Past President

Stacy A. VanBlarcom, APR
Communications Manager
Buffalo, phone: 716-507-9255


Michael R. Barone
Str84wrd Communications
phone: 716-830-7139


Cassandra E. Kubiak
Digital Communications Specialist
Goldberg Segalla
665 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
phone: 716.783.0812

Joyce C Ramirez
Public Relations Account Executive
Tipping Point Communications
737 Delaware Ave
Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14209
phone: 716.575.9167

Assembly Delegate

Matthew Biddle
Assistant Director of Communications
University at Buffalo School of Management
150D Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260
phone: 716.645.5455

Assembly Delegate

Grace Gerass
Assistant Director of Communications and Alumni Engagement
University at Buffalo School of Nursing
Beck Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
phone: 716.909.3445

PRSSA Chapter Liaison

Samantha R. Schlein
Tech Partner Engagement Manager
Garland Technology LLC
199 Delaware Ave #200
Buffalo, NY 14202
phone: 716.949.1087

Diversity Chair

Rene Petties-Jones
Community Engagement Director
The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY, Inc.
360 Delaware Avenue, Suite 106
Buffalo, NY 14202
phone: 716.853.9596